February 2017 Non-fiction Lead Titles

Lion & Kangaroo: The Initiation of Australia Gavin Souter

Lion & Kangaroo is one of Australia’s great works of history, a rich chronicle of the nation’s coming-of-age. With intelligence, wisdom and wit, acclaimed historian Gavin Souter captures all the milestones of Australia’s first decades, from the constitutional conventions of the nineteenth century to the turbulent years that followed World War I.

Painting unforgettable portraits of scores of the most fascinating participants, he traces a national character in evolution. Profound and insightful, it is impossible to comprehend contemporary Australia without first reading Lion & Kangaroo.